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A Hello Kitty movie is in the works at New Line Cinema

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Parents! Look away now, as New Line Cinema is planning to make a Hello Kitty movie. The cartoon cat created by Yuko Shimizu back in 1974 has become a recognised symbol of innocence and friendship that has seen it merchandised with just about everything you can imagine (including adult toys). In fact, Hello Kitty is so popular that it has become the second highest-grossing media franchise of all time, behind only Pokémon with over $80 billion of sales to date. I bet you didn’t realise Hello Kitty was that popular – though once you realise that, it’s hard to not go into practically any shop and not see something with a Hello Kitty design on it.

Which I guess is why New Line Cinema wants to make a movie out of the beloved cat that kids can’t get enough of and parents can’t get away from. According to Deadline, New Line Cinema has just concluded a deal for the film rights with holders Sanrio and will mark the first time that Hello Kitty has ever appeared in a film and the first time an American company has been granted the rights to work with Hello Kitty and the other Sanrio characters, including Little Twin Stars, Gudetama and My Melody.

I’m not sure exactly how a movie for this character would look as Hello Kitty ha always appeared in your typical hand drawn cartoon fashion, in a style that probably doesn’t translate well to the screen. Though it could hardly look worse than Sonic the Hedgehog. No doubt New Line Cinema will be doing something different in that department but considering the character doesn’t even have much of a story to it or even voice to it outside of Japan, I guess they could have free range to make the character their own. Just don’t let Ryan Reynolds voice this one too.

There are no production plans yet for the movie, but with the popularity of the character we will likely be hearing more in the near future. And parents – expect the merchandising to get even worse. I mean who knows what other bizarre Hello Kitty creations they will come up with next.

Last Updated: March 6, 2019


  1. Original Heretic

    March 6, 2019 at 11:56

    Hello Kitty, voiced by Gilbert Godfrey.


  2. Admiral Chief

    March 6, 2019 at 12:04

  3. Dutch Matrix

    March 6, 2019 at 12:10

    I had an aunt called Kitty that tried to get me to shag her. Seeing this brings back eeewwwyy memories.


    • Admiral Chief

      March 6, 2019 at 12:10

      [grabs popcorn]

      Now this is a story I’d like to hear


      • Dutch Matrix

        March 6, 2019 at 16:25

        See, it was like this:
        This aunt and her husband came to visit. Outside, the men were busy smoking pipes and discussing pigeon racing.
        Inside, 20 year old Dutch found himself being followed by his aunt Kitty. Everywhere he bloody well went.
        It all ended horribly. When she kissed me hello, all alone in the house, there was a bit more tongue involved that I would have liked to have… Let me rephrase that. There was tongue involved. There should have been none.
        *Vomites internally


        • Admiral Chief

          March 6, 2019 at 22:54

          Pigeon racing….ou tannie tong…so many questions

          Lemme guess, daar was drank betrokke? That is the only way I’d discuss pigeon racing


          • Dutch Matrix

            March 7, 2019 at 08:14

            Nee man. My pa was baie lief vir sy duiwe sport. Geen drank of enige iets anders benodig nie.

          • Admiral Chief

            March 7, 2019 at 11:17

            Ek is baie lief vir my DRUIWE sport (wyn)

          • Dutch Matrix

            March 7, 2019 at 11:29

            Ek vlieg eerder Duiwe. Of jaag die duiwel. As jy wyn kan drink kan jy steel ook!

    • Admiral Chief

      March 6, 2019 at 13:19

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